Decrepit shed turned into tiny London home

The narrow homeA tiny wooden house has popped up between two terraces in Leyton, east London, filling a space that used to be occupied by a decrepit old shed.

At barely two metres - or six feet - wide, the Daily Mail newspaper reported that the ramshackle home was a contender for the title of narrowest house in Britain.

However, in 2009, the Guardian reported on a 1.8 metre house in London, similarly squeezed between two terraced properties, that was for sale for an incredible £550,000.

And the Wedge house, in Millport on the Island of Great Cumbrae in Scotland is believed to have the thinnest front of any house in the world, measuring just under 1.19 metres across at its narrowest point - despite boasting a kitchen/sitting room downstairs and a bedroom and shower-room upstairs.

That's tiny compared to the average house width of around 14 metres. A property doesn't have to be big to cause a problem, though.

And many of the neighbours of the narrow wooden home on Manor Road in Leyton are hoping that the local Waltham Forest Council will tear down the new house, which is covered in plywood and appeared just one month ago.

The fate of the little wooden house therefore hangs in the balance, as it will certainly be destroyed if no planning permission can be produced.

Waltham Forest council said: "We are investigating and will take appropriate action."

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